TITLE

Agreeing To Disagree: Challenging the CEO

AUTHOR(S)
Gray, Carol Lippert
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Financial Executive;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the need for chief financial officers (CFO) to challenge chief executive officers (CEO) on important matters. It states that a survey by Financial Executives Institute and Heidrick & Struggles revealed that almost 90 percent of CEOs want a CFO who will challenge them in an appropriate manner. Martha Goss, vice president and CFO of Booz Allen & Hamilton, said that CFOs need to take their ego out of the equation and challenge CEOs on things that are important, rather than just for the sake of arguing. Goss comments on what CFOs should do if their CEO refuses to listen, and states that talking to the board of directors should be a last resort. Goss also said that if the situation is of extreme principle, the CFO should resign to preserve his or her integrity.
ACCESSION #
11861280

 

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